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audience of allies and adversaries at the united nation. he gave a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the world to make a stand against extreme is. here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in beghazi two weeks ago today. today -- extolling the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> if we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's address seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no
, president obama steps on to the world stage today with a speech off to the united nations general assembly. >> he is expected to focus on the nuclear threat from iran and the wave of violence and unrest that has spread across the middle east. and the speech comes with exactly 42 days, six weeks, until election day. abc's jake tapper reports. >> reporter: as president obama arrived in new york city, mitt romney was focussed on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movements. the president said no. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that they're going to be bumped in the road. >> reporter: in colorado, the republican nominee berated the president accusing him of downplaying syria's threat. >> he said developments of the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had a, we had an ambassador assassinated. >> reporter: the white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformation in the region. >> there is a
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
tested. this is surely in response to that. just yesterday, at the united nations, iran's president, ahmadinejad, told reporters, we have all of the defensive means at our disposal. and we are ready to defend ourselves. but while this may be just an exercise, it is significant nonetheless. it comes at an extremely tense time, with israel saying iran's nuclear program must be stopped. and urging the u.s. to take a tougher line. josh? >> all right, martha raddatz, in washington. thank you for that. >>> now, to a developing story in southern california. at least 30 homes have been destroyed or damaged by this wildfire burning near san diego. one man has been killed. hundreds of other homes stand in the flames' path. the winds fanning the fire. we'll have updates as they become available. >>> a major setback for homeowners who lost everything in hurricane katrina. a federal court says the army corps of engineers is not responsible for the damage caused by a main shipping channel. the corps cannot be sued for damages. >>> if you use a discover credit card, you could be getting a refund.
, thank you. >>> and at the united nations today, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu took place with a new and pretty low tech prop. you see that drawing of a bomb, designed to make his point that iran's nuclear program must be stopped before the moment next year where they'll be able to build a bomb. he argued that iran will back down if the world tries a clear red line. >>> and today, the nation's top doctors at the centers for disease control sounded the alarm about this year's flu season, which starts next month. they urged every american to consider getting a flu shot, saying that even though last year's season was mild, this year's could be, quote, unpredictable. about 42% of us get a flu shot each year. half as many as the cdc sugge suggests. they urged all pregnant women, those over the age of 65 and children over 6 months. >>> and we move on now to good news for professional football fans. the ref reaches will be back on the field tonight, the professional ones, thanks to a new deal with the nfl. and for everyone angry about monday's blown call by the replacement refs,
debates. >>> isn't anybody going to give us the red meat rhetoric that we come to expect from the united nation and this is a bomb. >> that's what i'm talking about. in the case of iran's nuclear plans to build a bomb, a red line should be drawn right here. >> i just got to say this, bibi, what's with the whily coyote nuclear bomb? ily coyote nuclear bomb? ♪ [ male announcer ] navigating your future can be daunting without a financial plan. at pacific life, we can give you the tools to help you achieve financial independence. for more than 140 years, pacific life has assisted families and businesses in meeting their goals, even in uncertain economic times. let us help protect the things that you work so hard for. to find out how, visit pacificlife.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts...
session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one-on-one during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. he warned it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying, netanyahu believes we're about six months away from them having enough enriched uranium to make a bomb. >> many people are hoping that military action is not necessary, of course. >> of course. >> and we know now that israel's foreign ministry called for another round of sanctions against iran. sanctions that have been put in place have been somewhat successful, i think, you know, at least people are, are saying that. but i just wonder if the united states, this time of year,
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